Measles risk in Switzerland

[EURO 2008] Switzerland's Federal Health Office spokesman Jean-Louis Zurcher said fans coming to this summer's European Championship, which the Swiss are co-hosting with Austria, should check their vaccination status. A measles epidemic has plagued Switzerland for more than a year.

AFP reported that Claire-Anne Siegrist, the head of the Federal Vaccinations Commission, said that fans risk catching the virus and taking it back to their home nations.

Measles, whose symptoms include high fever and the eruption of small red spots, kills about one person for every 1,000 infections.

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